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  Definition of arrogate
  1. seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one''s right or possession; "He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"
  2. demand as being one''s due or property; assert one''s right or title to; "He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter"; "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident"
  3. make undue claims to having
Similar Words: assume, usurp, seize, take over, claim, lay claim, assign

 

Hyponyms: annex, appropriate, capture, seize, conquer, preoccupy, raid, pretend, requisition, assign

 

Grouped Verbs: claim, take

 

Derivational Morphology: confiscation, arrogation, arrogator, coup d'etat, coup, putsch, takeover, usurpation, usurper, supplanter, assumption, laying claim, claim, claimant

 

Anagrams: garrotte, garroter

 

 
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